From Hawthorn to Hamilton? (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

‘From Hawthorn to Hamilton’ was the theme of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tomorrow Lewis Hamilton could win the F1 title on the 50th anniversary of the first British driver to win the championship: Mike Hawthorn. Journeyer tells the story. An unpredictable season, with multiple winners and stunning upsets. But as we approach the … Continue reading From Hawthorn to Hamilton? (Video)

“Cars at Speed” (Robert Daley, 2007 reprint)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

“Cars at Speed” – what a fantastic title. I’d like to think that if the TV programme “Top Gear” had been created in the 1950s it would have been called “Cars at Speed” and presented by plummy-voiced Raymond Baxter instead of rant-meister Jeremy Clarkson. But no, “Cars at Speed” is a book about motor racing … Continue reading “Cars at Speed” (Robert Daley, 2007 reprint)

“Classic Motorsport Routes” (Richard Meaden, 2007)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Something a little different in the reviews corner this week. This book shows you how to seek out and re-trace the great road racing circuits from motor racing history, including the former giant F1 tracks like Pescara and the Nurburgring Nordschleife. An F1 fan could get a few years’ worth of holiday destinations out of … Continue reading “Classic Motorsport Routes” (Richard Meaden, 2007)

Maserati commemorates Fangio anniversary

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Maserati is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Juan Manuel Fangio’s final F1 world championship with a special website dedicated to the great Argentine. Fangio drove 16 races for Maserati in 1957 and won 10 of them. That included his final F1 victory and arguably his greatest ever drive, when he recovered a deficit of over … Continue reading Maserati commemorates Fangio anniversary

10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

When the modern Nurburgring was unveiled in the early ’80s everyone grumbled it wasn’t fit to share its name with the fearsome Nordschleife. If today’s Nurburgring doesn’t have a corner worthy of the name – and I think that’s a little harsh – you can’t say the same of its big, bad brother. Here are … Continue reading 10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners

“Formula One 1972: Fittipaldi’s Year” (DVD)

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If you thought the four-week gap between the Bahrain and Spanish Grands Prix this year was interminable, in 1972 the first two rounds were two months apart! Emerson Fittipaldi would win the championship, becoming the youngest driver to do so until Fernando Alonso in 2005. This DVD gives a reasonably detailed account of the season … Continue reading “Formula One 1972: Fittipaldi’s Year” (DVD)